Departure Bay Beach

Yesterday morning I took a stroll along Departure Bay Beach and was surprised to see some hardy folks actually swimming in those cold waters. The beach was busy with people enjoying the almost-spring weather and the lovely wide view. As always, I was particularly fascinated by the pleasing and sometimes intriguing driftwood shapes.

I was told that Departure Bay was named by Europeans on seeing First Nations people leaving on a seasonal migration. Apparently the Europeans didn’t realize they would also be returning! That story, though, may simply be folklore.

Here is Diana Krall singing Departure Bay.


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